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DNC Bans Donations From Fossil Fuels Companies Or Something

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:43
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Well, OK, then (via Hot Air)

(HuffPost) The resolution ― proposed by Christine Pelosi, a party activist and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter ― bars the organization from accepting contributions from corporate political action committees tied to the oil, gas and coal industries. The executive committee voted unanimously to approve the motion.

“We talk about how climate change is real and climate change is a planetary emergency, what we need to do is stop taking money from the institutions that have created this crisis,” said RL Miller, president of the super PAC Climate Hawks Vote Political Action and a co-author of the resolution.

The article doesn’t say where the meeting was held, and, really, I don’t care, because, regardless of where it was held, this yahoos took long fossil fueled trips to get there.

The DNC may consider a second resolution at a full board meeting in Chicago in August to ban contributions over $200 from individuals who work for the fossil fuel industry. Miller said the proposal ― which has not yet been submitted to the DNC ― will hopefully lead candidates to adopt similar policies.

But, they’ll be happy to take $199 from individuals. And, as John Sexton at Hot Air points out (saves me the trouble of writing something similar)

But when you think about it, this is really a pretty shallow resolution. Sure, the DNC won’t take donations of “dark oily money,” but they’ll still take the actual oil, gasoline, and natural gas they produce. And they’ll still use the electricity generated from burning those fuels to light their stadiums, to charge their iPhones, and to keep their DNC office computers running.

If the DNC really wants to show the world it cares about stopping evil corporations and climate change, why not cut themselves off from oil and gas completely. After all, what’s worse, the money donated from the industry or the money the DNC is paying to the industry which directly supports their corporate threat to civilization. What the DNC has done here is equivalent to announcing they won’t take money from the meat industry and then serve everyone a chicken dinner.

But, we know the Warmists in the Democratic Party will never give up their own use of fossil fuels. It’d be kinda difficult to campaign in a Nissan Leaf, and the optics of cruising around in a $100,000+ Tesla wouldn’t be particularly good. And how would they get to their jobs in D.C.? This is the same as all those counties and municipalities suing fossil fueled companies, but continuing to use them.


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